Taken 4: Liam Neeson refuses to rule out return as Bryan Mills after Taken 3 box office success

It seems the tagline 'It ends here' may have been an empty promise

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Oh Liam Neeson, we love you, really we do, but Taken 4 really should not happen.

That’s right, as if Taken 3 wasn’t dubious enough, the bad-ass Hollywood actor has hinted that a fourth instalment of the hit franchise is a possibility.

Neeson plays Bryan Mills in the films, a retired CIA agent with a “very particular set of skills”. Kidnappers beware: He will look for you, he will find you, and he will kill you.

But while the first movie was a worldwide success, follow-ups have had less impact on fans. Having said that, despite widely negative reviews, Taken 3 is doing well enough at the box office that discussions have likely been sparked in 20th Century Fox’s boardrooms.

“I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters, I mean, I’d do love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it’s in a Taken 4 scenario…great,” said Neeson when asked by FoxNews.com if he would reprise the role a fourth time.


Before Taken 3, Neeson said he doubted it would happen: “I can’t see a possible scenario where audiences wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, come on …! She’s taken again?’. That’s just bad parenting.”

The tagline for Taken 3 may be “It ends here”, but that seems a bit of an empty promise at this stage. But of course, there’s always the option of a prequel…